Psychosocial Counselor (4 Job Vacancies) – THRIVE Gulu


Job Title:    Psychosocial Counselor (4
Job Vacancies)

Organisation: THRIVE Gulu

Duty Station:  Gulu,

Reports to:
Programme Officer- Counselor


About US:

THRIVE Gulu is an
indigenous community-based Organization with its offices located in Layibi
Techo.  Our vision for Northern Uganda is
one in which all people are treated with dignity, live in safety, and have the
chance to contribute to the good of the community.  THRIVE’s signature psycho-social support
services help women and men heal the invisible wounds of trauma through mental
health counseling, psycho education, economic empowerment, adult literacy and
gender-based violence reduction.  THRIVE
offers group, family and individual counseling services, training of lay
counselors, radio call-in programmes and the facilitation of mobile mental
health clinics.


About Project:

THRIVE Gulu has a
partnership with Comic Relief = Dance+ Therapy for 2 years based in Gulu with
frequent travels to Odek. Save the Children=NORAD for 5 years (2019-2023) based
in Gulu with frequent travels to Odek and Awach. Trocaire providing MHPSS to
south Sudanese Refugees in its final year 2021in based Palabek kal, Lamwo field


It’s based on this
premise that THRIVE Gulu currently seeks to recruit highly competent, dynamic,
and experienced individuals with experiences in both development and
humanitarian response to fill the position of Psychosocial Counselors.


Job Summary:  The Psychosocial Counselor will help
individuals, family, and groups to improve their wellbeing, alleviate distress
and enhance coping skills.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

As a
member of the Counseling Team, implement program interventions related to the
following:  individual / family / group
counseling; mobile mental health clinics; mental health radio call-in programs;
psycho education and sensitization; psycho-social support programs for
adolescent girls; school interventions; lay counselor/PSWs training and
supervision; follow-up of clients with critical cases; frequent field movement
sometimes in remote areas; and other such programs to be determined

consistent and accurate records for all counseling activities, respecting

THRIVE psycho-social assessments, clinical case management records, and
individual care plans

sound understanding of all counseling programs, including programs operating
under specific grants to which one is assigned

up to date on best practices in counseling psychology

collegially with individuals from other organizations, including mental health
referral networks

monthly clinical supervision from the Senior Counseling Manager, and participate
in monthly Counseling Team meetings

the Senior Counseling Manager with writing reports on counseling and
psycho-social support services, including evidence-based data on program impact
and outcomes

in making work plans, as well as quarterly, bi-annual, and annual report


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

candidate should possess a minimum qualification of bachelor’s degree in
Counseling Psychology, Community Psychology, Social Sciences, or another
related field.

knowledge and Passion for Music & Dance, PSS recreational activities with
children is added advantage

understanding of psychological trauma, mental distress, and
behavioral/emotional disorders

experience counseling individual clients, conducting group counseling, offering
psychoeducation classes, and crisis intervention

and Practice of group therapy using the CVT manual as well as knowledge of the
Judith Herman’ s Trauma Recovery Model is added advantage

to individuals with diverse backgrounds, health conditions, and family

skills in written and spoken English and ability to speak Acholi

and license to ride a motorcycle with valid riding permit.

knowledge of office equipment and computers 

to travel to remote areas, including occasional overnight requirements

to work efficiently and effectively under minimum supervision

of the Uganda Counseling Association is added advantaged and must consistently
remain an active member of the UCA.

criminal record with Police and any other security agent


Mandatory Requirements:

By submitting your
Application for this position, you agreed to THRIVE Gulu’s ZERO Tolerance to:


Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse and Child Abuse

Protection and Safeguarding commitment


Compensation: Counselors
are hired at Hiring Level 3.  Salary is
based on education and experience. Starting salary range is between 1,205,280/
and 1,249,920/ + medical benefit, Christmas package, group personal accident


How to Apply:

Applicants should
familiarize themselves with THRIVE Gulu by visiting the website: Applicants who meet the specified job requirements should
prepare the following package: 1) application letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3)
copies of academic transcripts and certificates; 4) telephone and email
contact; and 5) contact information for three (3) referees. Valid National
Identification, indicating your preference Project.

NB: Successful
Applicants may be posted in any project.

All applications
should be addressed to;

Country Director


P.O. Box 461, Gulu

And sent by e-mail
to   and copied to


Deadline: 8th January 2021 by 12:00 pm


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